TWAA: The New Global Women’s Networking Platform Lifting Communities across Africa Launches Women in Tech Community

Built with safe protocols and features to counter cyber bullying; Set to redefine digital networking as we know it and drive intra Africa trade; Women influencers and communities globally are setting up for “early adopters” advantage; Available on web portal, android app and IOS apps for women worldwide. TWAA – a mentorship and digital community based social media company arising from Africa – launches a “Women in Tech” community on its platform in a bid to connect women led communities with technology. TWAA seeks to create impact in the world of networking, with a focus on tools for community mobilization, content sharing and networking targeting the female economy. Founded by

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Vice President of Philanthropy – Refugee International

Refugees International (RI), a humanitarian organization which advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for over 100 million refugees and other displaced people worldwide, seeks a Vice President of Philanthropy (VP). The VP will work closely with the President, the Board of Directors, the development team, and advocates to establish and execute fundraising and outreach strategies that effectively engage the philanthropic community. As Refugees International does not accept government or UN funding, thus enabling the advocates to speak freely and independently, the VP will develop multi-year strategies and set goals to cultivate individuals, corporations, and foundations to increase annual philanthropic support. The VP must be skilled at leading a dynamic team, building

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Media Defence Call for Applications: Peer Support Programme for Women Lawyers in sub-Saharan Africa

Media Defence is calling for applications from women lawyers based in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in a peer support programme, which is aimed at women lawyers with demonstrated interest in digital rights, as well as in independent peer learning and peer support with fellow women lawyers. The peer support programme will be the first such initiative within our new project Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy. Media Defence aims to provide a platform for newly trained women lawyers to build their expertise and confidence, and to receive support on various issues relevant to women lawyers. At the same time, the peer support programme shall allow more experienced women lawyers to contribute to

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Call for Consultants: Independent Evaluation of ‘Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy’ project

MEDIA DEFENCE is looking to engage an experienced evaluation consultant to carry out an interim and final evaluation of one of our projects. The project, called Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy (EWDRA), is based in sub-Saharan Africa and began late last year. In addition, the consultant will conduct independent research with an intersectional lens to measure the impact of the project on the digital rights landscape in selected African countries. The project EWDRA builds on two iterations of our Digital Rights Advocacy Project (DRAP), which we devised specifically to address digital rights issues in sub-Saharan Africa. EWDRA is a thirty-month project that started in October 2021 and will end in April 2024. In short, it

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Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships were established in 2011 to identify and mentor the future generation of outstanding African leaders. Each year three Fellows have an opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva), with a stipend of $100,000.  During their 12-month programmes, Fellows gain both technical and leadership skills, while contributing directly to research and policy design. A special feature of the programme is the opportunity to benefit from the direct mentorship of the heads of the host organisations.  Fellows also become members of the Now Generation Network (NGN), through which they continue to contribute their skills and insights to building

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Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders Challenge 2023 International Art Competition

The theme for the 2023 Science without Borders® Challenge is “The Sixth Extinction.” For this year’s contest, you can help create awareness about endangered species. We ask students to create a piece of artwork that highlights the beauty and importance of a marine species that is on the brink of extinction. Learn about the theme. Prizes Winners of the Science Without Borders® Challenge will be awarded with the following scholarships: 1st Place: $500 2nd Place: $350 3rd Place: $200 Eligibility This international art competition is open to all students 11-19 years old. Students must be enrolled in primary or secondary school, or the home school equivalent. College and university students are

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ClimateTech Run Global Competition for Tech Startups ($150,000 Prize)

Are you a startup specialized in Climate Technology? The ClimaTech Run focuses on the use of ICT in developing innovative solutions and new applications for climate action, notably in the following thematic areas: Energy, food and Security, water management, Industry 4.0 for climate action, urban sustainability, mobility and transportation and other climate resilience actions. Overview Entrepreneurs are hammering out innovations in every corner of the world, and many projects show great promise in combating climate change. Sensor technology can measure invisible pollutants that harm our health, and the rise of technologies such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT) provides advances in data collection for monitoring climate change mitigation. ClimaTech Run’s tech-startup track

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SDG Innovation Challenge 2022 is now open

You are young, African, and want to work with like-minded people committed to making a difference from the grassroots level up? This ideathon is open to students, professionals, community activists, social entrepreneurs, changemakers, and all other interested folks in Africa: Awaken the SDG innovator in you and sign up today! The SDG Innovation Challenge is your space to be! Designed as a virtual, pan-African ideation space, the SDG Innovation Challenge is a powerhouse for young people from across the continent to come together and co-develop practical solution ideas to grassroots challenges while pushing the needle of sustainable development on a global scale. Conceived in 2020, this innovation challenge calls upon

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ILAB/USDOL Grant Opportunity for Nonprofits/CBOs addressing Child Labor in West African Agriculture ($4m available)

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $4,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for 1 cooperative agreement to fund Phase I of a technical assistance project in West Africa to improve action by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and ECOWAS Member States to combat child labor, with a focus in agriculture.75% DISCOUNT ON PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPHURRY! TIME IS RUNNING OUT. OFFER CLOSES SOON.GRAB THIS OFFER LAB leads the U.S. Government’s (USG) efforts to improve working conditions and fight labor exploitation around the world. ILAB’s mission is to promote a fair global playing field for workers

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The King Baudouin Foundation Business Partnership Facility – Enterprises for SDGs 2023A Up to 200,000 euros under SDG Partnership Grant Program for Civil Society in Africa

The King Baudouin Foundation is seeking applications for its Business Partnership Facility (BPF) Grants Program to give financial support to companies contributing to SDGs in developing countries. The BPF is initiated and financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) to stimulate private sector involvement in achieving the SDGs in developing countries. Themes This call is open to projects in different sectors, but the project must focus on at least one of these three themes: Climate, environment and biodiversity: This includes projects that facilitate the transition to sustainable and renewable energy for businesses, promote access to adequate, affordable and sustainable energy services for the population, promote sustainable agricultural techniques, encourage access

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Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships for mid-career professionals to study in The Netherlands (Fully Funded)

The objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to society’s sustainable and inclusive development by strengthening the skills and knowledge of both individuals, groups of individuals and organisations. The key priorities for the programme are Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and the Rule of Law. Cross-cutting themes relevant to all activities of the programme include Private Sector Development, Climate and Inclusion of Women and Marginalised Groups. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for a selection of: short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months); master’s programmes (duration

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Netflix Creative Equity Scholarships​ for West & Central Africans (Fully Funded)

Netflix is pleased to invite you to submit an application for the Netflix Creative Equity Scholarships​ for Nigeria, West & Central Africa. The scholarship fund is open to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria below: Applicants must be citizens of and currently living in a West or Central African country (Excl. DRC) Applicants must take courses related to television and film at one of the partner institutions Applicants must be already registered as a student in the partner institutions namely (priority to students who are 1 or 2 years away from graduation): National Film and Television Institute in Ghana National film institute Jos in Nigeria Institut Supérieur des Métiers de

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Call for Volunteer Board Members: The Africa Youth Advisory Board on Disaster Risk Reduction (AYAB/DRR)

The Africa Youth Advisory Board (AYAB) for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), hereafter referred to as the board or AYAB, was established under the African Union Commission (AUC) to meaningfully engage young Africans (up to 35 years) in DRR processes on the continent. The African continent has suffered disproportionately from the increasing occurrence of climate exacerbated disasters, because of its high exposure and high vulnerability to climate shocks. The first batch of AYAB was inaugurated on 6th May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Since then, members have carried out various initiatives and activities to either empower or meaningfully engage youth in DRR processes on the African continent. These included but are not

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Applications Open for the Facebook Community Accelerator Program 2022

This program is open to communities that have a presence in Facebook Groups with leaders who are 18 years of age or older and reside in the following countries: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, United States, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, United Arab Emirate & India. Communities must have existed for over one year and must have a minimum size of 5,000 members. The program will be conducted in Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico & Argentina), German (Germany, Switzerland & Austria), Arabic (Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan & United Arab Emirates)

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AYuTe Africa Challenge Nigeria

The AYuTe Africa Challenge Nigeria is an enterprise development program initiated by Heifer International and implemented by Enactus Nigeria to identify, nurture, and support innovative, relevant and technology-driven agric-centric enterprises to grow, scale and thrive. Candidates should be early-stage or growth-stage youth-led agritech businesses/companies with innovative solutions impacting smallholder farmers at scale. Applicants must: Be aged 18-35 by the closing day of submission to the AYuTe Nigeria challenge Be a youth with innovative ideas focusing on the agriculture sector Have ideas that are proven to solve social problems and are implementable, technically feasible, economically sound (affordable), and environmentally smart (eco-friendly) Hold Nigerian nationality with official ID (national identity card, international

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Creative Business Series hosted by Creative Economy Practice at CcHUB for September 15th

The third edition of the Creative Business Series hosted by the Creative Economy Practice at CcHUB is here with us. The Creative Business Seminar Series aims to develop knowledge for career pathways and business opportunities in the African Creative Economy and how technology and innovation can enhance their prospects. Intellectual Property rights play an important role in supporting the creative economy and are huge contributors to the commercialization of products and services of creative industries.In the upcoming Creative Business Series, we will discuss “Monetizing Intellectual Property in the African creative economy”.  Sounds exciting right, then you join us on the 15th of September at 10:00 am W.A.T. To participate in the

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Huawei Global App Innovation Contest (“Apps UP”) is now open: up to $1 million in prize money

The Huawei Global App Innovation Contest (“Apps UP” for short) is a global event held by Huawei that pools the skills of developers from around the world to build an app ecosystem that intelligently connects everything. It aims to inspire developers to innovate, bring together people, devices, and scenarios, and create consistent app experiences while exploring a seamless AI experience. The contest will be held in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and China. Huawei has set aside more than US$1 million as prize money for the contest. The global competition under the theme “Together we innovate” aims to strengthen the skills of regional app developers and

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Autism Conference: Creating a community of

Please see program details below. Date:      Mon 29th & Tue 30th August 2022′Time:     9am – 5pm dailyVenue:   MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos The Conference will also stream online.Join Day 1 (Mon 29 Aug) ConferenceJoin Day 2 (Tue 30 Aug) Conference #BeAVoice! The initiative started with the gathering of a small group of people with similar interest in seminars and talks aimed at improving awareness and management of ASD, which has now grown to become a conference over the years. This has been well attended by parents, professionals and care-givers and viewed through several channels across the globe. The  advocacy program is designed to support children with developmental disabilities or special needs

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Campaign for Let Women Vote Nigeria 2023 Volunteers

African Girls Empowerment Network (AGE Network) was established in October 2015 as a Charity/Community Based Group with the primary focus to end child marriage and advance gender equality in girls’ education, promote women’s good health, Leadership and economic inclusion in Africa for a Fairer Future.In September 8, 2016, the Company registered with Corporate Affairs Commission Nigeria (CAC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and attained a status of 501[c][3] non-profit organization with Tax Identification Number and certified as a Designated Non-Financial Institution (DNFI) by Special Control Unit against Money Laundering an arm of Economic and Financial Crime Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Our Mission:To empower, support and protect the human

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MEAL Officer at ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and

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Gender and Inclusion Advisor – Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and

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UNDP Local Security Associate – Yola

Job Purpose: Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) of the United Nations’ Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) the Local Security Associate assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the region of assignment. Duties and Responsibilities: Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations in the area of operation. Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may

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State Coordinator – LHSS Nigeria (Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, and Nasarawa states)

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries. Abt has long been at the vanguard of health systems strengthening and innovation. Since 1989, Abt has worked with USAID and private and public sector stakeholders to modernize approaches for sustainable health financing. Abt’s technical expertise

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Logistics coordinator for Solidarites International in Maiduguri – Nigeria

Solidarites International launched its operation in Nigeria in 2016 as a consequence of the humanitarian needs of displaced populations and host communities caused by the current crisis with conflict and the ongoing violence in the North-East of Nigeria led by Armed Opposition Groups since 2009. The security situation and epidemics/outbreaks continue to affect millions of lives in Northeastern and North Western parts of Nigeria. As of June 2022, according to IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, an estimated 2.2 million people are displaced within Borno State which remains, for a major part, inaccessible to humanitarian actors. The targeted sectors of intervention are WASH, Shelter, RRM, Food Security & Livelihoods. The annual budget of

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Operations Manager at International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training. INSO works in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries with its headquarters in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice. INSO Nigeria INSO Nigeria began in April 2016 with the establishment of an office in Maiduguri, Nigeria.  The Maiduguri field office is supported by a country office in Abuja, and the program currently supports 136

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